Devan joined Charleston Aviation Partners ("CAP") in 2016. His primary roles at CAP are that of market analyst, sales/marketing coordination, and contract negotiation. He interacts with clients and various business aviation professionals on a daily basis and works directly with the company’s senior management to ensure successful management of multiple projects.
Prior to joining CAP, Devan put his leadership skills to use as business jet salesman. Facilitating acquisitions and sales of business jet aircraft, he performed many functions including but not limited to generating leads for off-market aircraft, developing off-market aircraft into exclusive listings, compiling market data for existing and potential clients including potential entrants to business jet ownership. Additionally working with creating content aimed at current aircraft owners and internally developing and optimizing aircraft advertising and marketing campaigns.
A former United States Navy Midshipman, he was an integral member of a wide range of teams and associations: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Varsity Football, and Varsity Track & Field to name a few. Despite a rigorous Weapons Systems Engineering workload, Devan focused his professional development on pursuing a career in the special warfare community working towards earning a very competitive slot at the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL program.
Leaving the armed services, Devan completed his undergraduate education at Hampton University graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Magna Cum Laude and earning departmental honors.
Devan began his professional engineering career with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner where he was on the leading edge of technological innovation. He then moved into working as a field engineer for Xerox before diversifying his professional growth by exploring the marketing and sales field.
Striving to expand his knowledge base, Devan is currently working towards becoming an accredited aircraft appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Devan’s considerable experience in leadership, management, and technical applications provide him the ability to communicate and translate between technical experts and end users provides for a seamless transaction experience. His ability to leverage relationships inside and outside of the aviation industry, as well as merge them with his overall work ethic make him an invaluable member of the CAPteam.